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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 October 2009

NUT vice president: Elect Martin Powell-Davies

Martin Powell Davies at the Lewisham demonstration against destructive school policies, photo Paul Mattsson

Martin Powell Davies at the Lewisham demonstration against destructive school policies, photo Paul Mattsson

Socialist Party member Martin Powell-Davies is standing for national vice-president of the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Martin is standing on a programme of building national action to cut teachers' workload and also to defend jobs, pay and pensions.

Martin says: "If you want a Vice-President who can speak out boldly for teachers, who can provide clear leadership in the battles ahead, then please give me your vote...

I have been building the union for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, for 16 years also as Lewisham NUT secretary. I am known as a strong speaker and bold campaigner.

"As NUT vice-president I will speak up for teachers, including to the press, radio and TV.

I will help give teachers the confidence to stand firm together to meet the challenges ahead."

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